DL 2014

27th International Workshop on Description Logics

17 - 20 July 2014, Vienna

Call for Papers

The DL workshop is the major annual event of the description logic research community. It is the forum at which those interested in description logics, both from academia and industry, meet to discuss ideas, share information and compare experiences.

The workshop will be held at the Technical University of Vienna, from July 17th to July 20th, 2014.

This year the DL workshop is part of the Vienna Summer of Logic, a vast event hosting several major logic conferences and workshops. In particular, the workshop is co-located with KR 2014 and will share a joint session with the International Workshop on Non-Monotonic Reasoning (NMR 2014).

Important Dates

Paper registration deadline:      April 7 April 11, 2014
Paper submission deadline: April 11 April 18, 2014
Notification of acceptance:May 26, 2014
Camera-ready copies:June 15, 2014
Workshop:July 17-20, 2014

Workshop Scope

We invite contributions on all aspects of description logics, including but not limited to:

  • Foundations of description logics: decidability and complexity of reasoning, expressive power, novel inference problems, inconsistency tolerance, reasoning techniques, and modularity aspects
  • Extensions of description logics: closed-world and nonmonotonic reasoning, defaults, epistemic reasoning, temporal and spatial reasoning, procedural knowledge, query languages
  • Integration of description logics with other formalisms: object-oriented representation languages, database query languages, constraint-based programming, logic programming, and rule-based systems
  • Applications and use areas of description logics: ontology engineering, ontology languages, databases, ontology-based data access, semi-structured data, document management, natural language, learning, planning, Semantic Web, and cloud computing
  • Systems and tools around description logics: reasoners, software tools for and using description logic reasoning (e.g. ontology editors, database schema design, query optimization, and data integration tools), implementation and optimization techniques, benchmarking, evaluation, modeling

Invited Speakers


  • Submissions may be either papers of up to 11 pages (excluding references) or extended abstracts of at most 3 pages (excluding references) and must be formatted in Springer LNCS style. There is no page limit on the list of references.
  • Extended abstracts are designed for authors who wish to announce results that have been published elsewhere, or which the authors indent to submit or have already submitted to a venue with an incompatible prior / concurrent publication policy.
  • A clearly marked appendix (e.g., with additional proofs or evaluation data) may optionally be appended. It will be read at the discretion of the reviewers and not included in the proceedings. It does not need to be in LNCS format.
  • Authors submitting extended abstracts are encouraged to include such an appendix, with sufficient material (e.g. copy of the already published paper or technical report) to judge the scientific merit of the work described in the extended abstract.
  • Submission page: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dl2014
  • Accepted papers and extended abstracts will be made available electronically in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings series (http://www.CEUR-ws.org/).
  • Many conferences (e.g. RR 2014) regard the DL workshop proceedings as informal, and thus allow prior / concurrent publication at the DL workshop. Authors wishing to publish in venues having stricter submission policies may choose to submit their work to DL as an extended abstract rather than a full paper.
  • Accepted submissions, be they full papers or extended abstracts, will be selected for either oral or poster presentation at the workshop. Submissions will be judged solely based upon their content, and the type of submission will have no bearing on the decision between oral and poster presentation.


  • Meghyn Bienvenu, CNRS & Université Paris-Sud, France (Program co-Chair)
  • Magdalena Ortiz, Vienna University of Technology, Austria (Workshop co-Chair)
  • Riccardo Rosati, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy (Program co-Chair)
  • Mantas Šimkus, Vienna University of Technology, Austria (Workshop co-Chair)


  • Information about submission, registration, travel information, etc., is available on the DL 2014 homepage: http://dl.kr.org/dl2014
  • Enquiries about the DL 2014 workshop can be made by contacting the organizing committee.
  • The official Description Logic homepage is at http://dl.kr.org/
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